Pros: free and discounted merchandise, the associates that i manage are great
Cons: hard to have a social life or relax for a day, stressful environment
A typical day at work is generally pretty stressful. The company is very well known and a very popular brand so it is always busy. There is always something to do. Changing marketing, executing floor sets, customer service, analyzing business results hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. You must stay on top of payroll, training, back – more... room functions etc... Like I said there is always something to do and if your not organized and on top of things than it can be difficult to get everything that the company expects done. Time management and multi-tasking is huge. You have to find time do things that the company does not give you payroll to do.
If I am going to be 100% honest it is an incredibly stressful place to work. To be fair I have learned a lot from working there and for that I am ever grateful. However being a manager there is like I said incredibly stressful and for the amount of work you perform on a daily basis I honestly do not believe that I am being compensated nearly as much as I should be. It is almost impossible to have a social life. There are times when I am on for 7-8 days straight, I will have 1 or 2 days off and even on those days off I am required to take a conference call and/or come in for a meeting-this makes it hard for me to relax or wind down from my job. It's really not a great balance. It feels like you can never get a break or catch a break for that matter. I love all of my associates, they really make it worthwhile working there. – less